Category Archives: Sport

Create more exciting warm ups with Crazy Catch | Will Greenwood & Maidenhead Rugby examples

If you feel like you are just going through the paces in your warm ups, then you need Crazy Catch. Add excitement and immediately get your reactions sharp and your hand-eye co-ordination in play ahead of your game or training session. You can also use Crazy Catch for some high intensity team games and challenges to development camaraderie and communication skills.

Take a look at these couple of examples posted on 2003 Rugby World Cup winner, Will Greenwood’s instagram page … here he is with the lads from Maidenhead Rugby but these and similar drills work just as well in other sports. Get creative and share your drills @CrazyCatchUK

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These warm up videos even got spotted by Vision Performance specialist Zoe Wimshurst who added her endorsement too

Crazy Catch is available for leading Rugby retailers including Barrington Sports and Pro Direct Rugby 

Omari Hutchinson | Train for the Game (with Crazy Catch)

Omari Hutchinson is only 13 years old but already has the football world talking about his talent. A You Tube video featuring some of his skills and goals (by the F2 Freestylers) has already hit over 3 million views so Arsene Wenger may well have a future premier league star on his books.

Omari is part of the soccer skills group “The Tekk Squad” which also includes England women’s player Gemma Davison and trick shot guru Coytie and we are pleased to say he is a big Crazy Catch fan and uses the product regularly to develop his first touch and skills. “If you keep training, you improve” says Omari. Check out his new video with Crazy Catch as part of the Train for the game series produced by Sports on Screen.

Hinch and Harte | The Crazy Catch hockey training drills for goalkeepers

Welcome to our “Hinch and Harte” training drills blog … the easy way to access all 4 episodes in this series of hockey goalkeeping videos from Crazy Catch, the Ultimate Rebound Net. Watch Maddie Hinch and FIH World Goalkeeper of the Year David Harte, demonstrate 4 fun yet simple drills you can do in your next training sessions working on Deflections and Reactions, Ball Contact and Decision Making, Hand Saves and clearing with some top tips and advice too.

Crazy Catch is a superb training aid for hockey players – both outfield players and goalkeepers. The ball rebounds unpredictably off the net which tests all elements of your game including hidden benefits such as vision performance. Many top international teams use Crazy Catch in their training programmes – it’s a great way to add variety and challenge to any drill and push your skills to new levels. Crazy Catch is available in 4 sized nets from leading hockey retailers … every club needs one!

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Crazy Catch on Soccer AM | Top bin volleys

Soccer AM, Sky Sports’ cult Saturday morning football show is this season using the Crazy Catch Professional for their volleys challenge. Take a look at some of the show highlights so far including a stumble from Peter Crouch, a great hit from 7 days star Craig David and an absolutely top bin from show presenter Smithy.

You can follow Soccer AM on their social media pages for lots more content and their weekly team challenges. Crazy Catch is a great training tool to work on your first touch, skills and shooting techniques and is used by top teams and clubs all around the world and is available to buy from leading soccer retailers including Pro Direct Soccer, Soccer Store, Clubline and Just Keepers as well as other multi sport online stores.

Crazy Catch | Cricket fielding drills with James Taylor

As part of our “Catches Win Matches” campaign with James Taylor, we are releasing a new fielding drill incorporating Crazy Catch for each of the 4 Pakistan test matches. They will be added to the blog as they are released…

Why not try them in your next cricket club training session or in the garden with your friends. Use the SANE side to get the hang of things, then test your reactions to the max by flipping over to the INSANE side…

Hockey players – Upskill your self with Self Pass

Hockey is changing … its becoming faster and more skilful than ever before. On the global stage, players are pushing the boundaries of what is possible whilst the surfaces and equipment create a game in which the ball is in the air more and control and touch is paramount.

Basic stick skills are fundamental and are developed and trained daily by all the top players – practice still makes perfect after all. Training with Crazy Catch is a given … take your skills to the next level like the kookaburra’s skills circuits which adds challenge and competition to their sessions whilst you can see the self pass skill-ers mesmerising two ball juggle in this new video. Crazy Catch have hooked up with Self Pass to bring you some incredible new training drills so its not just goalkeepers that have all the fun now with the Ultimate Rebound Net.

Crazy Catch has two different sides of netting – one SANE and one completely INSANE. Its a great way to develop your first touch, learn to pick high balls and aerials, develop shooting skills like volleying, deflections and 3D skills … whatever your position, take your game to the next level and keep following Crazy Catch for lots of exciting new hockey content coming up with the Champions Trophy and Olympics just around the corner!

PREMIER LEAGUE AND EUROPEAN TOUR AMONG FIVE NEW PARTNERS FOR SPORTS SHOW

The Premier League, European Tour, Judy Murray’s Miss-Hits and Tennis on the Road, EXTREME and British Marine aboard

The Sports Show is excited to announce the addition of five new partners, who will be helping to deliver over 35 different sports together at the NEC in Birmingham on the 25th and 26th June.

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With the Premier League trophy heading to Leicester this summer, it will also be making a pit-stop in Birmingham for the Sports Show at The Premier League activation zone, where guests will be able to get their hands on one of the most iconic trophies in sport. Young people attending the event will receive a motivational dressing room experience, warm-up and skills coaching from Premier League club coaches and get a real flavour of what the Premier League is all about: passion, fun and enjoying football.

Premier League Managing Director, Richard Masters, said “Premier League clubs have a fantastic track record of using the power of football to inspire young people to play sport in communities and schools across the country. The Sports Show provides us with a great platform to replicate this for thousands of young people at one event, and put on fun and engaging activities that get them playing football, and hopefully developing a sporting habit for life.”
The European Tour have also committed to the Sports Show with a bespoke golf zone, where kids will receive expert PGA tuition including video capture of your swing, a series of challenges from the longest putt, nearest the pin simulation and a bunker challenge. Additionally, ahead of this year’s Ryder Cup at the Hazeltine National Golf Course, the prestigious Ryder Cup will also be on show and there will be a 9 hole course for all the family to enjoy.

Judy Murray will be bringing her very own tennis action to the show with her Miss-Hits and Tennis on the Road programmes, supported by the Lawn Tennis Association. Miss-Hits is designed to make tennis more enjoyable for young girls, and provide a fun and interactive environment for girls to be introduced to tennis, using a combination of dance, magic symbols, specialised equipment and music. Tennis on the Road aims to inspire the next generation and give more adults and children the chance to get involved in tennis.

Judy Murray said: I’m delighted to be bringing my Miss-Hits and Tennis on the Road programmes to the Sports Show to help give families from in and around Birmingham the chance to try tennis. It’s so important to have fun whilst playing any sport and this is the perfect platform to help demonstrate this”.

EXTREME will be bringing jaw dropping live entertainment and putting on professionally led have a go sessions with top skateboarding, BMX, mountain bike, freestyle Moto-X and slacklining pro’s and athletes. The British Marine and the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) will be at the show encouraging visitors to get on the water. Show goers can get on The Water Sport Pool and have a go at the latest on water sport Stand Up Paddle Boarding, in addition they will be offered the opportunity to go kayaking and undertake a Blind Boating challenge.

Full list of newly added partnerships:

• The Premier League
• European Tour
• Judy Murray’s Miss-Hits, Tennis on the Road – supported by the Lawn Tennis Association
• EXTREME
• The British Marine and Royal Yachting Association

Tim Hunt, Head of Marketing for the European Tour added “We are constantly looking at new ways to engage with a sports-interested audience in the UK and our involvement with the Sports Show is something we are very excited about. We will be showcasing some of our own key events coming up later in the year as well as joining forces with the PGA, giving families the chance to try out a range of skills and find out more about getting into golf.”

Creating the world’s biggest sports playground for kids and adults alike, the event will be the first ever family Sports Show of its kind and has been created to inspire families to play sport, love sport and live sport; importantly helping kids to discover their sporting passions that can continue long after the event.

Adrian Danson, Commercial Director at British Marine noted “Participation in sports, particularly activities on the water, offer the chance to develop new skills as well as providing fantastic health and wellbeing benefits at relatively low cost and we’re excited to be supporting the Sports Show.”

Ryan Maxwell, Marketing Manager, EXTREME “We are proud to be working with the Sports Show as it’s clear to see how passionate they are for sport. EXTREME athletes riders are some of the toughest action sports athletes around and this partnership will guarantee some of the most jaw dropping shows and experiences that you can imagine.”

The weekend will be supported by sporting heroes, including Rugby World Cup winners Martin Johnson, Sir Clive Woodward and Maggie Alphonsi, Paralympians David Weir CBE, Danny Crates and Jonnie Peacock. Other sporting heroes include Paula Radcliffe, Gail Ems, Louise Hazel, David Haye, Austin Healey, Graeme Swann and Matthew Hoggard.

For more information on the event, the sporting heroes that are taking part and to buy tickets for the family, visit www.sports-show.co.uk or follow us on twitter @sportsshow #sharesport